Lisa Cam

Lisa Cam

Commissioning Editor at SCMP and Editor of Sands Style magazine, Lisa Cam enjoys reporting and editing all things about food, travel and anything in between. She also draws on years of banking experience to write business and financial articles. At the end of the day, she likes nothing more than kicking back to a good dose of true crime stories and cooking tried and true recipes from sticky old cookbooks.

Latest from Lisa Cam

Faye Wong’s 18 best songs – from Cantopop to grunge, Chungking Express to Final Fantasy VIII – Hong Kong’s ultimate 90s diva

From Cantopop to grunge, Chungking Express to Final Fantasy VIII – these career-defining MVs prove Wong was Hong Kong’s ultimate 90s diva

7 Aug 2020 - 5:04PM

From Cantopop to grunge, Chungking Express to Final Fantasy VIII – these career-defining MVs prove Wong was Hong Kong’s ultimate 90s diva

Faye Wong’s 18 best songs – from Cantopop to grunge, Chungking Express to Final Fantasy VIII – Hong Kong’s ultimate 90s diva
Hong Kong’s best new restaurants and menus to try now daytime dining is back – eat Vietnamese at Xuân, Italian at Aria or Myanmese at Club Rangoon

Summer holiday cancelled? These restaurants will let you escape around the world from Northern Vietnam to Myanmar, Japan, the hills of Italy or to a good ol’ Southern US barbecue

10 Aug 2020 - 10:32AM

Summer holiday cancelled? These restaurants will let you escape around the world from Northern Vietnam to Myanmar, Japan, the hills of Italy or to a good ol’ Southern US barbecue

Hong Kong’s best new restaurants and menus to try now daytime dining is back – eat Vietnamese at Xuân, Italian at Aria or Myanmese at Club Rangoon
13 top Hong Kong lockdown restaurant deliveries – snake soup, caviar, or Michelin-starred reheat meals from Roganic?

From truffle mac and cheese to snake soup it’s all just a click away, again, as we return to fine dining at home – STYLE rounds up the city’s best picks for another night in

27 Jul 2020 - 11:48AM

From truffle mac and cheese to snake soup it’s all just a click away, again, as we return to fine dining at home – STYLE rounds up the city’s best picks for another night in

13 top Hong Kong lockdown restaurant deliveries –  snake soup, caviar, or Michelin-starred reheat meals from Roganic?
Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung’s ex-lovers now play TV grannies – what did these 10 Hong Kong leading ladies look like back in the day?

What’s their secret? These glamorous grannies were once the most beautiful screen stars of their day – how have they aged so gracefully, and how many would you recognise from these heyday photos?

23 Jul 2020 - 9:00AM

What’s their secret? These glamorous grannies were once the most beautiful screen stars of their day – how have they aged so gracefully, and how many would you recognise from these heyday photos?

Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung’s ex-lovers now play TV grannies –  what did these 10 Hong Kong leading ladies look like back in the day?
5 new restaurant openings in Hong Kong – including Hansik Goo, Hiyama and Yakinikumafia – where daytime eating comes into its own

Tirpse and Harbourside Grill Recent are also new additions, but with the reintroduction of new measures due to coronavirus, these restaurants may only be a daytime option for now

20 Jul 2020 - 6:00PM

Tirpse and Harbourside Grill Recent are also new additions, but with the reintroduction of new measures due to coronavirus, these restaurants may only be a daytime option for now

5 new restaurant openings in Hong Kong – including Hansik Goo, Hiyama and Yakinikumafia – where daytime eating comes into its own
13 of Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung’s greatest hits – from She is Afar, to Goodbye Kiss and Wishing to Follow You All My Life

Along with Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung was one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ of Canto-pop who dominated the music scene throughout the 1990s

14 Jul 2020 - 12:20PM

Along with Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai, Jacky Cheung was one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ of Canto-pop who dominated the music scene throughout the 1990s

13 of Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung’s greatest hits – from She is Afar, to Goodbye Kiss and Wishing to Follow You All My Life
Where to eat in Hong Kong in July – new Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and fusion restaurants, as well as special menus from Macau, Mexico and Taiwan

The city’s fantastic food scene – with everything from Wagyu beef to bacalao, terrines to tacos – will help you satisfy the pent-up urge to spend and eat

4 Jul 2020 - 11:00AM

The city’s fantastic food scene – with everything from Wagyu beef to bacalao, terrines to tacos – will help you satisfy the pent-up urge to spend and eat

Where to eat in Hong Kong in July – new Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and fusion restaurants, as well as special menus from Macau, Mexico and Taiwan
Beyond Impossible and OmniPork, cultured meat products work for environmentalists – but vegans and animal rights vegetarians can’t be converted

A new trend for stem cell-based cultured meat products may work for environmentalists worried about the climate crisis – but vegans and animal rights vegetarians can’t be converted

5 Aug 2020 - 12:54PM

A new trend for stem cell-based cultured meat products may work for environmentalists worried about the climate crisis – but vegans and animal rights vegetarians can’t be converted

Beyond Impossible and OmniPork,  cultured meat products work for environmentalists – but vegans and animal rights vegetarians can’t be converted
Miss Lee: fine vegetarian fare and top-notch smoothies in a casual and cosy setting

Bring your herbivore friends to this Sheung Wan restaurant that is already a firm favourite among diners

2 Jul 2020 - 4:14PM

Bring your herbivore friends to this Sheung Wan restaurant that is already a firm favourite among diners

Miss Lee: fine vegetarian fare and top-notch smoothies in a casual and cosy setting
Hiyama: why a single bite alone is worth a visit to this Michelin-star restaurant in Harbour City

The famed establishment has received a coveted star for nine years in a row

2 Jul 2020 - 2:14PM

The famed establishment has received a coveted star for nine years in a row

Hiyama: why a single bite alone is worth a visit to this Michelin-star restaurant in Harbour City
LucAle: Alessandro Angelini’s restaurant in Sai Ying Pun is a classic, guaranteeing a good meal each time

A well-sized restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere, this Sai Ying Pun eatery is an ode to Italian cuisine

2 Jul 2020 - 2:09PM

A well-sized restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere, this Sai Ying Pun eatery is an ode to Italian cuisine

LucAle: Alessandro Angelini’s restaurant in Sai Ying Pun is a classic, guaranteeing a good meal each time
Limewood, Repulse Bay: the restaurant’s sea view, seafood menu and tropical cocktails are top draws

The restaurant’s huge French windows add to the beachside feel – with delightful seafood – including a whole-fish menu – to match

28 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM

The restaurant’s huge French windows add to the beachside feel – with delightful seafood – including a whole-fish menu – to match

Limewood, Repulse Bay: the restaurant’s sea view, seafood menu and tropical cocktails are top draws
‘Esprit’ and exquisite French dining meet in Michelin-star Tirpse restaurant in K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tirpse was awarded a Michelin star within two months of opening in K11 Musea, and continues to serve up excellent French food

27 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM

Tirpse was awarded a Michelin star within two months of opening in K11 Musea, and continues to serve up excellent French food

‘Esprit’ and exquisite French dining meet in Michelin-star Tirpse restaurant in K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
9 places to take your dad for a Father’s Day special in Hong Kong – from Cantonese classics to Spanish-style octopus or BBQ ribs

Father’s Day presents the perfect opportunity for a family get-together over a meal after months of social distancing – and here are some of the best options available in town

20 Jun 2020 - 1:00PM

Father’s Day presents the perfect opportunity for a family get-together over a meal after months of social distancing – and here are some of the best options available in town

9 places to take your dad for a Father’s Day special in Hong Kong – from Cantonese classics to Spanish-style octopus or BBQ ribs
Which came first, sushi or kimbap? Japan and Korea tangle over the origin of rice, fish and seaweed rolls

Japanese records from the second century suggest salted fish fermented in rice was the origin of sushi, while Korea traces the wrapping of rice in seaweed back to the Joseon era

18 Jun 2020 - 3:26PM

Japanese records from the second century suggest salted fish fermented in rice was the origin of sushi, while Korea traces the wrapping of rice in seaweed back to the Joseon era

Which came first, sushi or kimbap? Japan and Korea tangle over the origin of rice, fish and seaweed rolls
Hong Kong rock band Beyond: 7 songs from when Wong Ka-kui was still frontman – 27 years after his death

STYLE looks back at the legacy of Wong Ka-kui, the lead singer of Hong Kong rock band Beyond, who died aged 31 in an accident on a Japanese game show 27 years ago this June 30

9 Jun 2020 - 3:57PM

STYLE looks back at the legacy of Wong Ka-kui, the lead singer of Hong Kong rock band Beyond, who died aged 31 in an accident on a Japanese game show 27 years ago this June 30

Hong Kong rock band Beyond: 7 songs from when Wong Ka-kui was still frontman – 27 years after his death
Chow Yun-fat, Louise Lee, Patrick Tse and 10 more of Hong Kong’s favourite TV and movie stars: just how hot were they in their glory days – and how hot are they now?

We have grown up with stars like Chow Yun-fat, Louise Lee and Patrick Tse; how did they look, back in the day – and would they have given today’s stars a run for their money?

9 Jun 2020 - 12:32PM

We have grown up with stars like Chow Yun-fat, Louise Lee and Patrick Tse; how did they look, back in the day – and would they have given today’s stars a run for their money?

Chow Yun-fat, Louise Lee, Patrick Tse and 10 more of Hong Kong’s favourite TV and movie stars: just how hot were they in their glory days – and how hot are they now?
Where to eat in Hong Kong this June: new restaurant openings and old favourites to try as social dining makes a comeback

As Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, there is a slew of new places to choose from this month, as well as a few established places with deliciously tempting offerings

3 Jun 2020 - 4:05PM

As Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, there is a slew of new places to choose from this month, as well as a few established places with deliciously tempting offerings

Where to eat in Hong Kong this June: new restaurant openings and old favourites to try as social dining makes a comeback
7 Hong Kong staycations to make you feel like you’re on holiday when you can’t travel during the global pandemic

Five-star hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotel, Rosewood Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La, The St. Regis, The Peninsula and The Landmark Oriental are great hotels to sate your wanderlust during the coronavirus outbreak

2 Jun 2020 - 5:25PM

Five-star hotels The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotel, Rosewood Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La, The St. Regis, The Peninsula and The Landmark Oriental are great hotels to sate your wanderlust during the coronavirus outbreak

7 Hong Kong staycations to make you feel like you’re on holiday when you can’t travel during the global pandemic
Should wontons be fried or boiled? Maybe MasterChef Australia’s Andy Allen was right to slate ‘not crunchy’ deep-fried dumplings after all

Maybe MasterChef Australia judge Andy Allen was right to criticise ‘not crunchy’ deep-fried dumplings, after all

27 May 2020 - 10:47AM

Maybe MasterChef Australia judge Andy Allen was right to criticise ‘not crunchy’ deep-fried dumplings, after all

Should wontons be fried or boiled? Maybe MasterChef Australia’s Andy Allen was right to slate ‘not crunchy’ deep-fried dumplings after all
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg aren’t the only super-rich college drop outs – 6 more billionaires who never graduated from university

Tech visionaries Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs flunked out to pursue a jackpot idea – but university drop-outs have also made billions in fashion, gaming and TV

25 May 2020 - 4:00PM

Tech visionaries Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs flunked out to pursue a jackpot idea – but university drop-outs have also made billions in fashion, gaming and TV

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg aren’t the only super-rich college drop outs – 6 more billionaires who never graduated from university
From Elon Musk and Grimes to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which celebrities gave their kids the most outrageous names?

Jamie Oliver’s kids have plant names, Hollywood actor Jason Lee named his son after a song, Penn Jillette gave a middle name to his child to avoid police suspicion and other odd monikers famous people gave to their offspring

24 May 2020 - 11:00AM

Jamie Oliver’s kids have plant names, Hollywood actor Jason Lee named his son after a song, Penn Jillette gave a middle name to his child to avoid police suspicion and other odd monikers famous people gave to their offspring

From Elon Musk and Grimes to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which celebrities gave their kids the most outrageous names?
Maldives real estate – how to buy, is it a good investment, and what happens if the islands sink?

It may seem like the ultimate isolation destination for now but with the threat posed by climate change is a desert island retreat a wise investment?

26 May 2020 - 3:09PM

It may seem like the ultimate isolation destination for now but with the threat posed by climate change is a desert island retreat a wise investment?

Maldives real estate – how to buy, is it a good investment, and what happens if the islands sink?
What makes great restaurant service? We asked the guy behind Roganic Hong Kong, winner of the award for best service in town

This year’s 100 Top Tables winner for Best Service is Roganic Hong Kong – general manager Sean Oakford reveals some of the secrets behind creating an excellent service team at the restaurant

7 May 2020 - 2:00AM

This year’s 100 Top Tables winner for Best Service is Roganic Hong Kong – general manager Sean Oakford reveals some of the secrets behind creating an excellent service team at the restaurant

What makes great restaurant service? We asked the guy behind Roganic Hong Kong, winner of the award for best service in town
Social distancing rules are set to relax in May – here’s Hong Kong’s best new restaurants and Mother’s Day eating out specials

As social distancing rules are set to relax in May, a slew of hip new eateries are officially calling it open for business

5 May 2020 - 8:00PM

As social distancing rules are set to relax in May, a slew of hip new eateries are officially calling it open for business

Social distancing rules are set to relax in May – here’s Hong Kong’s best new restaurants and Mother’s Day eating out specials
Plum old fashioned, sake Bloody Mary or green tea spritz? 9 sexy but simple cocktail recipes you can make at home to banish the lockdown blues

If you’re down to socialising with a few friends at home or have started Zooming friends and family with a drink in hand, these are cocktails you can easily make

2 May 2020 - 2:00AM

If you’re down to socialising with a few friends at home or have started Zooming friends and family with a drink in hand, these are cocktails you can easily make

Plum old fashioned, sake Bloody Mary or green tea spritz? 9 sexy but simple cocktail recipes you can make at home to banish the lockdown blues
Can the world’s best restaurants survive the coronavirus? After months of lockdown and social distancing, the experts aren’t so sure

After months of lockdown and social distancing, the experts aren’t so sure

4 May 2020 - 11:00AM

After months of lockdown and social distancing, the experts aren’t so sure

Can the world’s best restaurants survive the coronavirus? After months of lockdown and social distancing, the experts aren’t so sure
How to hire a private jet to escape coronavirus – and how much does it cost? With money, the sky’s the limit

Flights may be grounded but air travel is still an option for the lucky few – because with money, the sky’s the limit

26 Apr 2020 - 7:19PM

Flights may be grounded but air travel is still an option for the lucky few – because with money, the sky’s the limit

How to hire a private jet to escape coronavirus – and how much does it cost? With money, the sky’s the limit
Shu Qi in 5 unforgettable moments: the Taiwanese soft-porn actress who transitioned to award-winning star

The highest paid actress in Taiwan, who once appeared in the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine before going on to star in many mainstream movies and ad campaigns, turns 44 today

16 Apr 2020 - 12:18PM

The highest paid actress in Taiwan, who once appeared in the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine before going on to star in many mainstream movies and ad campaigns, turns 44 today

Shu Qi in 5 unforgettable moments: the Taiwanese soft-porn actress who transitioned to award-winning star
Where to eat in Hong Kong this April: new restaurants with takeaway and delivery options

Many of Hong Kong’s new restaurants are offering takeaway and home delivery options as people continue to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic

14 Apr 2020 - 9:47AM

Many of Hong Kong’s new restaurants are offering takeaway and home delivery options as people continue to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic

Where to eat in Hong Kong this April: new restaurants with takeaway and delivery options